Advancing your expertise in the treatment of lymphedema

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Welcome to the Therapist’s Corner


Education and networking for lymphedema therapists

The aim of these education meetings is to share information, inform ourselves about and discuss published research and exchange treatment techniques and methods of evaluation related to lymphedema to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.


Unfortunately we must cancel our therapists meeting for Saturday May 27, 2017.

We will recommence in mid-November 2017 (after the 2017 National Lymphedema Conference Oct 27-28 in Montréal) and in mid-April 2018.

Have a good summer.  See you at the conference!





We are invited to join us at a lymphedema therapists meeting:


Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017,   09:30 – 12:00

Place: Lymphedema Support Centre of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation,
Lymphedema Clinic of the McGill University Health Centre

5252 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Room 105b, station Vendôme, Montreal

We will discuss the use and effectiveness of night garments, share samples of different types of night compression devices and explore the important question of how we make decisions and what people with lymphedema actually use.

Two research articles will help us in our discussion.  Pdfs will be sent to therapists who let us know that they will be participating in the meeting.

Please contact after March 1, 2017 to receive the pdfs

Bring your experiences to share and questions to ask.

Efficacy of night-time compression for?breast cancer related lymphedema (LYNC): protocol for a multi-centre, randomized controlled efficacy trial.  ?Margaret L. McNeely Kristin L. Campbell, Marc Webster, Urve Kuusk, Karen Tracey and John Mackey

Prescription and adherence to lymphedema self-care modalities among women with breast?cancer-related lymphedema. Justin C. Brown & Andrea L. Cheville & Julia C. Tchou & Susan R. Harris & Kathryn H. Schmitz




Pediatric lymphedema: The current state of knowledge and the views of those affected and experts in the field

Self management round table to exchange our practices and ideas.

We invite you to join us:

Place: 5252 boul de Maisonneuve W. Rm105
Date: Saturday, November 5, from 9:15am-12:00pm

9:30-10:30 Pediatric Lymphedema: The current state of knowledge and results of a survey of those affected and those who care around the world

10:45-11:45 Self management and round table: What you advise your patients to do, what tools and aids do you provide

Topics: Presentation on the Lymphedema Clinic at Ste Justine, and the results of a study conducted by Chantal Lapointe, PhT for her masters thesis on treatment choices as viewed by patients, parents and experts.

Self-management advice, practices, material aids, documents you provide patients. Bring examples

The workshop will take place in French and English. No teleconferencing possible.

Please confirm your attendence to Pamela:








September 14th, 2016 – 12:oopm EST
Management of Lower Limb Lymphedema Webinar Session

Free online training in collaboration with the Lymphedema Association of Quebec.
Presented by Dr. Anna Towers, M.D. C.M.

Following her training in lymphedema management (Casley-Smith) in 1995, Dr. Towers has been directing the lymphedema program at the McGill University Health Centre. She was Founding Co-Chair of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and is recognized as an advocate for the development of lymphedema programs in Canada.
Join us to learn from Dr. Towers’ experience as she presents lower limb lymphedema and its management.

Read our flyer.

Sat April 30, 2016,  9:30 – 12:00

About Cellulitis and Effectiveness of Compression

 Lymphedema Support Centre of the Breast Cancer Foundation,   McGill University Health Centre

5252 Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Bureau 105b, Montréal, (metro Vendôme)

Dr. Nicole Paquette, a dermatologist with an interest in lymphedema will present on cellulitis associated with lymphedema.

Suzanne Leclerc will have a case to present.

Richard Lafrance, therapist, fitter and kinesiologist, will share his experience as a fitter with us.

If we have time, we will discuss a recently published risk reduction study.

 We need to know the number of participants.  Please reply to:

Saturday, February 20th 9:30 – 12:00

Effectiveness of compression
Skin problems associated with lymphedema, Bandaging techniques in the care of wounds and Introduction to Circaid Reduction Kit

Dr. Nicole Paquette, a dermatologist with an interest in lymphedema will present on skin problems associated with lymphedema and we will discuss suggestions for bandaging techniques in the care of wounds. Angela Yung will have a case to present. Pascale Turcotte, a representative of Valco will discuss results of a series of case studies using Circaid Reduction kits in the intensive phase of treatment. She will demonstrate use of the kit.

Bring examples of types of compression you use, your experiences to share and questions to ask of others.

All our meetings are held in French and English according to the choice of the presenter and without professional translation.

Lymphedema Support Centre of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation
The Lymphedema Clinic, McGill University Health Centre
5252 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 105b, Vendôme Station, Montréal H4A 3S5

Those wishing to submit a research paper or a case are invited to contact Pamela Hodgson
at, six weeks before the date of the meeting.

To register for the workshops or for all other information please contact Pamela Hodgson at


Certification & Training Courses

The LAQ offers many training & certification courses for therapists as well as workshops throughout the year. Click on the links below for a full description of courses & workshops as well as registration forms.

For information about additional upcoming conferences, seminars & workshops, including the LAQ Annual Conference September 19-20 in Quebec City, click here